Love always brings the greater yield, the enduring legacy, and The Father's smile.
Today was once was beyond the view of yesterday's horizon, and eternity will dawn much sooner than the present moment suggests. What once was a faint whisper hinting of it's advancement is growing in volume each day, Time is precious and people more so. Love without delay.
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.
Sometimes the fiercest challenge to personal advancement comes from self.
The Holy Spirit's water is better then the devil's Kool-Aid.
but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
God graciously permits us to take tests with an Open Book.
2 Timothy 3:15
and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
The Gospel is the most travel friendly message in the world. It can wear the clothes, speak the language, and advance the health, of every culture and community.
...... For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
Reaching one's man assigned potential is not the chief aim of personal faith, Christ becoming more is.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
The world is filled with scores of personal storylines, so much pathos.There is One who is compassionate without discrimination.
1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Potential is often based upon man's measurements and projections. However, "The Best" version of me on any given day, is increasingly more of Christ and less of self. God sees what I can become and He desires that I allow Him to transform my life, so that it will reflect His authorship.
Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
Knowing God is not framed in a limited intellectual knowledge nor does it mean knowing all that there is to know about God, or even knowing enough about Him. Knowing Him is a continuous and intimate relational education facilitated by the Holy Spirit. May we never opt out to pursue a lesser degree.
Philippians 3:10 0 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
Pastor Rick Ritenour